Charley Crockett - The Valley

Charley Crockett - The Valley



Charley Crockett's been running nearly his entire life, but with the title track to his sixth album, the Texas songwriter looks back at where he came from.

THE VALLEY chronicles his hard upbringing on the south Texas border in San Benito and his single mom's move to Dallas, but it also distills the essence of Crockett's fierce and restless independence. Recorded just a week before the songwriter went under the knife for life-saving open-heart surgery in January, the album stirs with an introspection and urgency to tell his story. It's a story of an artist searching for his place in the world, absorbing the sounds of the country as he attempts to make sense of the struggles of America and life on the road. It's a story of exile and promise, as Crockett now runs those same highways playing for thousands of fans. Although courted by major labels and big name producers, Crockett is determined to continue forging his own path.

Along the way, he's begun to garner critical praise from national outlets like Rolling Stone, Billboard, and NPR, and made his mark at major festivals ranging from Stagecoach and Pickathon to ACL and Newport Folk. This winter, LIL G.L.'S BLUE BONANZA hit #10 on Billboard Blues Chart and the Americana radio album chart.